Ministries for Children

Our  Children’s groups are intended for children sixth grade and younger who are learning to live in a Christian community. For more information, please contact Joyce Thomas at, our Director of Spiritual Life.

Children’s Sunday School

Led by Sunday School Staff

When: Sunday mornings, at 9:15 AM


PK- K: Room 202

1st- 3rd: Room 205

4th-6th: Room 204


Children’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church is committed to building community among the families and friends of FUMC, the Church, and the world. We aim to create a safe place for all children and their parents to explore their relationships with God, and to discover what it means to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in the world today.

The Preschool and Kindergarten class jump right into fun activities, games, crafts, and music each Sunday, which all center around well-known stories and people from the Bible.

Our 1st-3rd grade children learn to dive deeper into their Christian Community and Faith. Each Sunday they participate in games, crafts, and activities that center around a Bible story and theme. The class explores ways that they can be like Jesus for others.

The 4th-6th grade students dig into the many questions that they have surrounding their faith and life. Each week they participate in activities surrounding multiple Bible passages. They also have great discussions where they can explore and discover what it means to live their faith on a day-to-day basis.

Participation in all Children’s Ministries at FUMC is open to all children and their families, regardless of membership to FUMC of Iowa City. We strive to create a community that is open to all persons, without exception.

Come join the fun at FUMC Sunday School!